Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:17


The recent announcement by Silver Fern Farms that Richard Young is the new chairman of the meat co-operative got this old mutt thinking this is a true case of ‘poacher turned gamekeeper’.

Published in The Hound

Silver Fern Farms Cooperative has reported a net profit before tax of $2.4m for the 2018 financial year.

Published in General News
Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:55

Water quality project wins funding

A project to put fine-grained environmental mapping into the hands of farmers has been awarded one of the larger amounts in the latest round of Sustainable Farming Fund grants.

Published in Agribusiness
Monday, 16 October 2017 11:55

Don’t pay too much for cattle – SFF

Farmers buying store cattle should be careful not to pay too much, warns Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean Hamilton.

Published in General News
Thursday, 24 August 2017 12:35

Chilled beef for China

Meat company Silver Fern Farms is launching the first sea-freight container shipment of chilled beef as well as multiple air-freight orders of beef and lamb set for Chinese customers.

Published in General News
Thursday, 06 July 2017 09:55

Avocado growers smashing it

One of the first projects approved under the Government’s Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) in 2000 targeted avocado orchard management.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 12:55

Meat plant adds to local economy

Silver Fern Farms’ Pareora plant just south of Timaru can now offer its staff full-time work for 52 weeks, rather than the seasonal work of the past.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 11:55

More meat plant closures for Silver Fern Farms?

Silver Fern Farms (SFF), New Zealand’s biggest meat processor, says it cannot rule out plant closures as it aims to bounce back from a huge financial loss last year.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 13:23

$35m windfall for SFF shareholders

Silver Fern Farms Co-op shareholders will receive a $34.5 million special dividend on February.
Published in General News
Thursday, 22 December 2016 12:55

Signed, sealed and delivered

The long-running hotly contested Silver Fern Farms (SFF) and Shanghai Maling partnership is now complete.

Published in General News
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